Pacific Learning Solutions prepares to move

ARLINGTON — Pacific Learning Solutions is not going away, but it is undergoing some significant changes.

Pacific Learning Solutions owner Nola Smith sorts through the store's stock during its closeout sales.

ARLINGTON — Pacific Learning Solutions is not going away, but it is undergoing some significant changes.

Pacific Learning Solutions and the School Box will continue to operate out of their current location until Saturday, March 14.

After a garage sale at that address the following Saturday, March 21, Pacific Learning Solutions will reopen in April at the Assembly of God Church, at 201 N. Stillaguamish Ave.

The School Box will not reopen, but Nola Smith will still place orders with vendors for homeschoolers through the same catalogs.

“The church offers us much more space,” said Smith, who will be working with Academy Northwest at her new location. “And with our day classes, we really do need it.”

Smith has been considering a move for Pacific Learning Solutions for about a year, but a number of factors finally made up her mind.

While she had nothing but kind words for her current landlord, she admitted that she could use more space than what’s at 314 N. Olympic Ave.

So when her contract came up for renewal, and her husband requested that she reduce her workload from two businesses to one, Smith made her decision.

In the meantime, Pacific Learning Solutions is offering sales of 50 percent off all new merchandise and 75 percent off all consignment goods.

Classes for students aged 6-11 will likewise continue every other Tuesday through March, then resume in April at Smith’s new facilities.

“More room means more students that we can serve,” Smith said. “We’ve had to turn them away before.”

Another course that will continue at the new location is the parent qualifying class, which allows them to obtain homeschool certification through colleges.

“We’re also continuing our preschool, day classes and after-school therapy for learning disabilities,” Smith said. “I will miss the friends I’ve made through the School Box.”

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